On this day: November 7

POSTED: 2:15 PM Nov 06 2012   UPDATED: 11:00 PM Nov 06 2014

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.

OTD November 7 - capitol bombing
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1983: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol shortly before 11 p.m. No people were harmed, but an estimated $250,000 in damage was caused. In May 1988, six members of the "Resistance Conspiracy" would be arrested and charged with the bombing, as well as related bombings of Fort McNair and the Washington Navy Yard. The bombing also marked the beginning of tightened security measures throughout the Capitol.

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